The wedding of Chip and Allie Shaw was filled with love, family, and friends. The couple was married at the William J. Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock on August 27, 2016 at 6:00 p.m., surrounded by loved ones.
If you are planning a bridal shower or other event and need recipe ideas, look no further. Stacia Adams and friends recently hosted a bridal shower at her home in Adamsbrooke honoring Whitney Harris, bride-elect of Tanner Smith. Stacia is known for creating a relaxed atmosphere, while serving delicious food surrounded by creative decor. The hostesses served some of their tried and true dishes, but also purchased cake balls from pattiCakes, as well as other treats from local businesses. Friends and family of the couple gathered for an afternoon of fun, food, and celebration.
Make Proposals Special And Successful
A marriage proposals is a couple’s first official step toward the altar. Tradition dictates that men pop the question, with their surprised — and hopefully soon-to-be-fiancées — ultimately deciding if wedding bells will be on the horizon.
Proposing marriage can be nervewracking. However, if the time seems right and love is in the air, popping the question can be exciting. Regardless of who is proposing marriage, the following strategies can help make proposals memorable and successful.
The Barn at Moore’s offers the perfect southern style venue for your next special event. From graduation celebrations, anniversary events, birthday parties, class reunions, family reunions, holiday parties, fall festivals, weddings and receptions, and corporate events this venue is the place for your special event.
Men were returning from the war. Women were being booted from positions they’d held while the men were away. And the country was welcoming an influx of immigrants fleeing post-war Europe. It was the 1950s and quiet, rule-following Rose Weiss is living in Brooklyn with her sister and parents’ ultra-Orthodox teachings. It isn’t that she intended to defy her parents’ beliefs. But love causes people to make dangerous decisions. And the decisions she makes will incur consequences that span a couple of generations.
Think about a moment in your life when you experienced regret. You said something or did something that turned out to be wrong; or maybe you missed an opportunity to do something right. Regret — the longer we live the more likely we are to experience it in our lives.
In a unique partnership with the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) Physics Department, the Conway Symphony Orchestra will be presenting Gustav Holst’s Planets on March 11. Each of the seven movements of the suite are named for a planet in the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character, as defined by Holst. Physics professor Dr. Scott Austin will provide short narration about each planet, accompanied by projected images. In an interesting comparison, Maestro Israel Getzhov (Izzy) will share about the astrological inspiration behind the music.
When Kelli Collins was a little girl she became interested in pageants.
“I’ve been competing ever since,” she said.
The now 19-year-old University of Central Arkansas student from Dardanelle was crowned Miss UCA 2017 on Nov. 18 at Reynolds Performance Hall.
“At first it was more of a fun thing to do on the weekends,” she said. “My mom and I just kind of had fun getting me dressed up and letting me walk on stage.”
With their 66th wedding anniversary on the horizon, one could say Bob and Barbara Henry of Conway define commitment. Married on June 10, 1951, Bob still remembers what Barbara was wearing when he first saw her walking across the Hendrix College campus in 1950. “I was a senior. She was a sophomore. I walked out and saw this lady with long, curly blonde hair and a red, plaid skirt. She was walking and carrying her books. I don’t think I’d ever spoken to her before,” says Bob.
Frank and Barbara Foshee have a love story that spans 50 years this February. Each year on Valentines Day, near their anniversary, Frank writes a poem and has it published in the Log Cabin Democrat for his sweetheart.
Rather than going out for dinner this Valentine’s Day, why not host a romantic fondue party for two? Fondue was all the rage in the ’60s and ’70s, and it’s perfect for a simple, casual dinner. All you need to pull off dinner are fondue pots or heavy saucepans, fondue forks, and delicious fondue recipes. So, dust off your fondue pot and treat your sweetheart to a Valentine’s celebration with these easy but decadent recipes.
It’s a new year and time to put the last one to bed, which means filing your taxes.
The Internal Revenue Service says to expect a few changes when the nation’s individual income tax filing season opens on Jan. 23.
Here are some of the changes you should be aware of:
NEW DATE: Taxes are usually due on April 15, but this year that falls on a Saturday. And Emancipation Day, a holiday in Washington, D.C., will be observed on Monday, April 17.
So that pushes the nation’s deadline to file returns and pay any amount due to April 18.
Last summer, Cindy Hockenberry decided she’d had it with threatening phone calls claiming she was behind on her taxes.
“One day — I’m not kidding you — I got called three times,” she said.
Sometimes the calls were automated. But once, when she got a call from a live person, Hockenberry — who happens to be the director of education and research at the National Association of Tax Professionals — decided to play along.
As we usher in 2017, this year feels different than previous years in many areas of finance. Even if you have formulated a financial plan in the past, it is definitely time to sit down with your financial advisor and iron out another one for 2017. Here are a few topics to discuss:
Tax preparers do a big chunk of America’s tax returns — more than 80 million a year, according to the IRS — but if you’re nervous about handing confidential information to someone in a largely unregulated field, you’re not alone.
Here are some tips to help you find a good tax preparer and reduce the risk of expensive errors and exposing your finances.
While most people concentrate largely on specialized décor for the more public areas of their home, Cindy Hudson Webb made sure that the more private spaces in her home also had a life of their own.
In 2015, Cindy built a new home in the Turnberry neighborhood of northwest Conway. When decorating, she made sure that all three of her bedrooms had some sort of theme or consistent design.
“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:1, New International Version) This well-known verse of Scripture beautifully defines faith. Faith is evidenced in our lives when we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that someone or something is real even when that person or thing is not visible to us.
A young couple. A raging world war. Danger. Discrimination. And the will to survive. Author Miranda Richmond Mouillot believes her Jewish grandparents’ hidden love story awkwardly lies somewhere among the ashes of memories too painful to discuss. But she denies the duty to let it go. Instead, she prods and pleas. Armed with stories, letters, archives and interviews, the author pieces together a puzzling love story no one could imagine. It is a true story, or at least as close to true as Miranda can decipher.
Conway High School junior Kylee French is committed to exceptional students, and she leads by example.
The 16-year-old surrounds herself with the giving and the hopeful through student-led organizations like Conway’s Caring Cats, which does a number of goodwill activities throughout the year. Kylee presides over Best Buddies, a national effort that pairs general population students with those with special needs at the high school level. Caring Cats is its umbrella school organization.